Lindsay Lohan must have been out of her mind for firing her long standing criminal defense attorney, Shawn Holley, on January 14th, just 1 day prior to her next court appearance! Known for unruly behavior and compulsive decision making, Lohan, hired a New York defense lawyer, Mark Heller, who is also defending her on the Manhattan night club assault case (see my earlier blog Assault by Lindsay Lohan) to replace attorney Shawn Holley. Soon after the “Liz and Dic” actress signed Shawn Holley’s termination papers, she knew she made a mistake, freaked out and wanted Holley back on her case!
Lucky for Lindsay, super hero attorney Holley came to her rescue one last time to plead not guilty for her to three misdemeanor counts she racked up when she drove her Porche into a dump truck on the Santa Monica Highway. According to NYDailyNews.com, Lohan’s misdemeanor charges include, willfully obstructing the accident probe, reckless driving, and lying to police officers. Rumors have surfaced Holley showed up to court in spite of knowing she was kicked to the curb, to collect on her outstanding legal fees of $300,000, of which Lohan hadn’t paid for six months.
After finding a California attorney to sponsor him, lawyer Mark Heller, is now serving as Lindsay’s legal representation. Their next court date has been scheduled for January 30th for a pretrial hearing.
If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges and probation violation, Lindsay could be facing some serious time in jail, which equates to only a week or two for an A-List celebrity. I’ll keep you posted on more Lohan legal drama, it never ends!
Written by S.O